The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is an independent think-tank and membership network of subscribing organizations (mostly local authorities) involved in local development, economic development and regeneration activities, and local governance. CLES combines LED Policy Development with an Information and Briefing Service.
CLES and CLES Consulting utilise a wide range of tools in their reseach and consultancy work, listed here are a number our core tools, each one detailing how it can help you and where its been used before.
A tool that provides a sophisticated way to create an accurate profile of an area.
A simple but effective tool for calculating local economic benefit.
The CLES Client Capacity Building Tool involves identifying your skill needs, agreeing a skills development plan, and subsequently building capacity within your team.
The CLES Creating Better Places Tool identifies what matters most in local places and helps to benchmark performance of key priorities over time.
This tool provides a framework to be used to develop activities and interventions (for example the Work and Skills Plans) as well as reviewing existing policy.
This tool provides a framework that can be used by partnerships to review how businesses in a local area are being supported and develop new ways to meet their needs.
The CLES Effective Evaluation Tool provides a robust framework to guide project and programme evaluation.
Future City Game can provide you with a new format with which to engage with people in your community.
Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) is a new way of understanding the local economic impact of procurement contracts and regeneration schemes.
The Place Resilience tool reconceptualises how local economies operate.